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SAINSBURY'S, London, will be the first company to implement the Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment solution from the GlobalNetXchange, San Francisco. Working through GNX, the retailer will use Manugistics' NetWorks program with trading partners Unilever (Lever-Faberge UK) and Kimberly-Clark Europe. "CPFR allows Sainsbury's to expand the collaborative work that we have been developing

SAINSBURY'S, London, will be the first company to implement the Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment solution from the GlobalNetXchange, San Francisco. Working through GNX, the retailer will use Manugistics' NetWorks program with trading partners Unilever (Lever-Faberge UK) and Kimberly-Clark Europe. "CPFR allows Sainsbury's to expand the collaborative work that we have been developing with our suppliers. It is an opportunity for Sainsbury's and our supplier partners to improve availability, reduce inventory and increase sales on all products, focusing on product ranges that have a significant impact on the end-to-end supply chain -- for example promoted products or seasonally impacted lines," said David Simister, supplier relations manager, Sainsbury's. GNX is the only retail exchange that has installed and has operational its CPFR application, with trading partners linked and ready to use the application, said Joe Laughlin, chief executive officer of GNX. This first collaboration will cover products in the health and beauty, baby care, and household categories. "GNX provides implementation support and training, consistent collaboration standards for all trading partners, shared learnings, and is actively developing additional functionality to take CPFR to the next level," Laughlin said. "Sainsbury's is known to be a leader in developing proprietary collaboration systems. We are pleased to have them be the first to implement the GlobalNetXchange CPFR solution with world-class companies such as Kimberly-Clark and Unilever."

proved supply chain management and the elimination of numerous inefficiencies that cost us and our partners significant time and money." Supervalu is one of the original six members of the UCCnet Pilot Working Group.